Mic.Drop.2 is the second bourbon from Nicolas Palazzi, who I described as a magician after the first edition. The second round is a 13-year old single barrel that yielded a paltry 140 bottles, and every one of them is gone. But read on, and see what we missed (I got only a small sample bottle and wish I could get more).

This, too, is MGP sourced, with a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley.

Rye spice hits the nose first, with black pepper and clove, with barrel toast, a dusty chocolate, and caramel following through. Apple pie, rich with cinnamon and flaky pastry, maple cake, and candied fruit meet caramel, vanilla, and toasted oak. Dried orange peel and black pepper linger forever on the finish.

Mic.Drop.2 is bottled at 112 proof, and it shows, but the bite is on the attack – it is smooth and gentle in the mouth and down the throat.

Once again, Nico brought us a terrific Bourbon that very few of us will ever see. But it’s not a tease. Instead, it’s a testament to the hard work and artistry he brings to everything he brings to us. Very Highly Recommended. 95 points. DBH

WHO: PM Spirits
WHAT: 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley malt
HOW MUCH: $499 (media sample)

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David Honig
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David Honig, the Publisher, looked at what was happening in the world of wine journalism and realized there were a lot of great writers out there at the same time paying publications, from newspapers to websites, were dropping like flies. So he created Palate Press to find the best writers and create a new forum for them to sell their best work. He is a self-educated oenophile, and defers to the tremendous experience and wisdom of the amazing staff at PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine.

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